Malaysia to enter total Covid-19 lockdown: Vibrant JB falls silent, hard hit by border closure

Johor Baru is a shadow of its former self, with the movement control order and border closure with Singapore denting economic growth in the state. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - It has been over a year since Malaysia first went into lockdown to stem the tide of the deadly Covid-19, and the southern state of Johor is feeling the brunt of it.

The Malaysian government's new full lockdown for two weeks that will start on Tuesday (June 1) could only worsen the state's economy, adding to the various iterations of the movement control order (MCO) and prolonged border closure with Singapore.

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